When piloting a drone outside, the last thing you need is a monitor you can barely see in sunlight!


If it ain't 2500 nits it ain't Brytee enough!

Is your 1000 nits monitor or controller really sunlight-readable? No.

Many companies that offer video display systems, whether in drone controllers or secondary monitors, say their displays are sunlight readable and tout a screen brightness of maybe 1000 nits, or 1500 nits or maybe even 2000 nits. But they are mostly pulling the shade over their customers with these claims for 2 critically important reasons:

  1. Their screen brightness just isn’t enough to overcome full daylight sun, especially on either ends of the day.
  2. These systems and their cases typically include a cover window over the display for protection. That cover window typically triples the display’s reflected glare from the sun or other bright sources.

Brytee engineers have been addressing this problem for many years.

Brytee monitor in full sun

So you think the back of your SUV will shield you from the sun? Think again!

Here you see our demo at around 3:00 PM. All devices are being hit directly by the sun, and it only got worse as the sun got lower. We’d have to move the car periodically to place them in the shade. Get yourself a Brytee and you can stop moving your car to get in the shade. Heck, you can even put your Brytee on a tripod and get in direct sun where it’s easier for your team to gather around.

Our optical bonding minimizes back-reflection  

We were the first in the display industry to employ optical bonding of a cover glass directly to the display, thereby, minimizing the added back reflection this will otherwise cause.

More than half of the benefit you see in the following image contrasting a standing drone controller screen with Brytee, comes from the optical bonding. Note that there is no reflection in the Brytee image on the right. 
Brytee side by side comparison
The Brytee 2500 nit sunlight-readable monitor in direct sun on the right compared to the 1200 nits "sunlight-readable" DJI controller.
"I don't need a Brytee. We're always under shade," he said.
"I don't need a Brytee. We're always under shade," he said.

In the photo above, we put a Brytee under an umbrella (yes, that’s under an umbrella) to show you how it outshines the drone controller on the left which we set to 1200 nits to demonstrate what you’ll see at the higher end of brightness found in most “high brightness” controller monitors.

The display on the left is the DJI CrystalSky 7.85″ monitor and is capable of better than what you see there. At its brightest setting of 2000 nits, it is indeed bright enough to see in shade and in sun.

However screen brightness and nits are only half the equation! 

  • The one on the left lacks optical bonding which minimizes back reflection. (It takes well more than 2000 nits to make up for ambient back reflection when you’re trying to view your screen in direct sun.)
  • It is also quite small making it inefficient for teamwork or seeing more detail.
  • CrystalSky monitors still exist but DJI has not provided any firmware updates for the devices since 2018 and they are not compatible with newer DJI drone controllers.

    On the other hand, Brytee is future proof. It uses the HDMI international video interface standard and, with our Box 13 kit, also accepts the rapidly emerging USB-C international interface standard.  Brytee will remain compatible with the vast majority of video sources for decades to come. 

It is also important to note that when the sun is low as it was when this picture was taken, even umbrellas and tents may not keep the sun from hitting your screen. Brytee is always as bright as you need in any condition.  No need to move your tent or umbrella to block the sun.

sunlight readable display for drone with no reflection
Without optical bonding it's hard to see the screen, no matter how bright it is! The "High-Bright" outdoor display in the middle claims to be 2000 nits. Look at the building's railing reflected in the screen. Brytee on the left has minimal to no reflection. The laptop is on and is providing the image to both monitors.

Brytee's integrated UV filter mitigates against fading

Sunlight fades screen images. That equates to loss in legibility. More importantly, the ability to do your job suffers.

We’ve been in the business of building outdoor displays for many years and we know what extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays will do to an LCD. It’s the slow fade of death with a gradual loss of contrast, screen dimming and color fade. It ain’t pretty but it is what will happen over time to any display that hasn’t been specifically designed for extended use in full sun.

Most companies won’t talk about that either because they know it’s a problem or, worse yet, they don’t know it’s a problem.

We make display products for the outdoors that will last. Our monitor products all include an integrated UV filter to protect against exposure to the sun.

Brytee® monitors are also designed with custom-specified LEDs to achieve a long operating life at full brightness. Our monitors can be clearly seen “bezel to bezel” in direct sunlight with no screen blackening.

Their screen? Plastic. Ours? Engineered glass. It matters. 

The automotive industry has to deal with this same problem and they often use the same solution. But using plastic as the front surface of a portable monitor, or even an automotive dashboard, simply isn’t scratch resistant enough to ensure a long, defect-free service life.

Instead, we use a very high-tech glass that has been chemically strengthened to prevent damage from screen wiping or rough handling.

Display images will look as pristine after years of use in the field as they did when our product was first received.


We offer flexibility in how the monitor is used and where it goes. It has got to be fast and easy – in a box like our Box 13, on a tripod, on a bench, with or without plug power, with or without fasteners; wherever you need it.

We use industry-standard VESA mounting holes on the back making the monitor compatible across the industry. 

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Heck! We even made it compatible with DeWalt® batteries so you can restock at the local hardware store!

Brytee monitors are designed for efficiency and ruggedness. Instead of adopting rather puny and expensive Lithium-Ion instrument batteries designed for cameras, our engineers have gone in a different direction. Brytee products are made for the outdoors and so are the power tool-grade Lithium-Ion batteries we use for our self-powered monitor options.

Our 13.3″ monitor will run at full brightness for over 5 hours on a single charge (9AHr battery). Plus, switching in a charged backup battery takes only seconds and then gives you a full 10 hours of operating time.

USACE customer photo. Now they can see on the Brytee what they can't see on their laptops. Brytee is shown on the tripod.
Game changer!
Chris Macon
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer


Brytee takes the heat!

Building on the company’s 20+ year history with sunlight-readable displays for public safety automotive and military applications, Brytee uses an all-aluminum case and internal bracket – not plastic. 

While still being lightweight, this provides much better heat dissipation for the power components than plastic – also avoiding the need for noisy cooling fans.


We have the experience you can depend on for a quality product that will last and help you get your job done!

Brytee® monitors are designed and built by a team of highly experienced display technologists and LCD applications engineers at Gemlight Technologies in Silicon Valley. For over 20 years we’ve been developing high-brightness displays for OEM manufacturers of display-enabled electronic products, components, and systems in consumer, commercial, instrumentation, military and avionics markets.

Brytee® engineers know displays right down to the atoms and understand display applications like few companies in the industry. 

Our LED lighting systems for displays are among the highest brightness and efficiency in the industry.


The superior brightness, color, contrast, detail, and ruggedness of Brytee® monitors make them perfect for:

  • Marine Systems
  • Avionics
  • In-Vehicle Monitors
  • Portable Command and Control System
  • Cinematography
  • Commercial Drone Applications such as Search & Rescue, Fire Prevention, Agriculture, Building and Power Line Assessment, and more.


Stop wasting time, effort, and money in the field while you squint to see your screen.
Don’t come back empty-handedor with less than your best. 

Get a Brytee today!

Brytee® in a Nutshell

Brytee® is a new generation of portable, rugged and fully sunlight-readable HD monitors. Brytee® builds on the company’s 20+ year history of developing and building very high brightness displays for automobiles in the public safety market. 

The Brytee® 13.3″ monitor employs an automotive-grade, chemically-strengthened, optically-bonded front glass along with an integrated UV filter to protect the display, ensuring a very long service life even in rough environments. There is no need for a sunshade as Brytee® delivers a screen brightness of 2500 nits, plainly readable even in direct sun. 

Tired of a display that is too dim to see outside or too small for quick decisions? Brytee® is the solution. It’s…

  • Truly Sunlight-Readable @ 2500 nits
  • Optical Bonding Minimizes Reflection
  • Portable – Weighs in at Only 3 pounds
  • Flexible – Mount in a Case, Connect to a Tri-Pod, Snap on a Vehicle
  • Built Rugged for the Outdoors and Long Life


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Your Brytee monitor comes with a 2 year warranty against defects in parts and labor starting upon shipment to customer. Brytee Corp is. not responsible for monitor damage resulting from misuse or other product abuse such as modifications to the case, water damage, strong impacts on display cracking or breaking cover glass, applying improper voltages, electrostatic discharge, exceeding max storage temperature range (-20 to +70°C).